pre­sented by the

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke

Old­Fash­ioned Day – an op­por­tu­nity to step back in time to see demon­stra­tions of her­itage crafts and trades by lo­cal peo­ple who still know how – will be pre­sented by the Ea­ton Cor­ner Mu­seum on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Au­gust 14th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Cook­shire Fair Grounds in the Salle MacAu­lay. Old Fash­ioned ac­tiv­i­ties and home­made re­fresh­ments are in­cluded in the price of ad­mis­sion.

There is a rich cul­tural her­itage in our area, and we’d like to en­cour­age an in­ter­est in the skills that used to be passed on from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, but are now sadly dis­ap­pear­ing. Old Fash­ioned Day gives vis­i­tors an op­por­tu­nity to watch how to do things like our grand­par­ents used to do: quilt­ing, wool spin­ning and card­ing, weav­ing, needle­point, chicken scratch em­broi­dery, black­smithing, tim­ber frame con­struc­tion, knife mak­ing, wood carv­ing, and much more. There will also be a talk on how to pre­serve your gar­den seeds for next year, and ex­hibits of an­tique tools and ma­chin­ery (in­clud­ing a sock knit­ting ma­chine from the 1800s). To in­crease your en­joy­ment of this trip back to yes­ter­year, there will be horse and wagon rides, “old tyme” mu­sic all af­ter­noon, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, and home­made re­fresh­ments, all in­cluded in the price of ad­mis­sion.

Plans for Mu­seum ex­pan­sion are full steam ahead

Plans for the Ea­ton Cor­ner Mu­seum ex­pan­sion pro­ject are mov­ing ahead full steam this sum­mer. The Mu­seum So­ci­ety is pur­chas­ing six acres of land in the heart of the Vil­lage of Ea­ton Cor­ner,

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